Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Almond Delights

These Almond Delights besides being DELICIOUS,  are so convenient because they are easy to make, can be prepared in advance, up to 2 days and can also be taken anywhere. Take them to the beach, picnic, eat as an after meal treat, serve at tea time or just grab and go……
  • 250g     Almonds, fine grounded
  • 1          small potato
  • 150g     sugar
  • 30ml     water

Coatings: Pine nuts, Coconut, Crushed Almonds or Walnuts, Marmalade, etc.

1.       Wash the potato and boil it with the skin on. Once cooked, remove the skin, smash the potato, and mix with the almond.
2.       Bring the sugar and water to a boil and let cook until gets slightly caramelized. Add the almond paste stirring well with a wooden spoon. Let it cool down.
3.       Make balls of about 2.5cm in size. Reserve until cold.

Ready to be coated

For pine-nuts:
Beat an egg white. Deep the balls in the egg white bowl and coat all around. With the help of your hands stick the pine-nuts to the balls. Take to the oven for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Preheated oven for 200ºC

For Coconut:
Same as above  Coconut needs less oven time. Check for the color.

For Marmalade; Quince for instance:
Put a small amount inside the ball and roll it to close. Proceed as above if you want to use any coating.
Ready to bake

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